Season passes for skiers and snowboarders are increasingly bound to the two-party system of Epic and Ikon Passes. Both Vail Resorts and Alterra have gone on the offensive acquiring assets in the battle to earn your preseason dollars, and both options offer an impressive portfolio of powder-filled assets. No matter which conglomerate you pledge allegiance to, Utah season pass deadlines are fast approaching. Don’t get caught throwing more money than necessary at our corporate skiing overlords this winter. All the season pass options listed here deliver immense value compared to the earth-shattering prices that will greet you at the resort ticket window.

Price increases for the Epic Pass are scheduled to take effect on October 13, while Ikon Pass price increases kick in on October 17. Read on for more details on Utah season pass deadlines, benefits and pricing.

Epic Pass

Vail’s Venerable Epic Pass broadened its appeal to Utah skiers and snowboarders by expanding its regional offerings with up to seven days at Snowbasin in Ogden and Sun Valley in Ketchum, Idaho. That’s a welcome bit of variety since previously, Park City Mountain was the only Beehive State resort on the Epic Pass.

Full Epic Passes are currently available for $969. Epic Local Passes are available for $719, and Epic Day passes can be had for as little as $108 per day. Prices are scheduled to increase for all options on October 13.

The October 13 deadline also applies to the awesome free Epic Utah Schoolkids Utah Pack. The program offers five free days of skiing at Park City Mountain for Utah Kindergandeners through fifth graders, in addition to one free first timer ski or ride lesson with equipment rental. The Epic Schoolkids Utah Pack is an excellent program that aims to get more local kids out on the slopes, so take advantage the opportunity before its too late.

Epic Schoolkids Utah Pack helps get more local kids on the slopes. Photo Courtesy of Vail Resorts

Ikon Pass

Alterra’s Ikon Pass offers unlimited local skiing and riding at Solitude on top of up to seven days at Deer Valley, Brighton and Alta/Snowbird. That Utah portfolio is tough to beat, which doesn’t even take into account the regional offerings with up to seven days at Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and, most recently, Arapahoe basin.

Full Ikon passes are available online for $1,049, while the Ikon Base Pass, which includes select blackout dates, can be purchased for $749. Prices for both options will increase on October 17, so act now to get the best deal.

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